Miami-Dade County Commissioner Javier Souto to Present $5,500 to MDC for Veterinary Technology Equipment

Miami, Feb. 5, 2020- Miami Dade College (MDC) will receive $5,500 from Miami-Dade County Commissioner Senator Javier Souto for equipment for its Veterinary Technology program on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at 2 p.m., at the Medical Campus. Sen. Souto is an MDC alumnus and will tour the campus’ new Center for Learning, Innovation and Simulation following the check presentation. He has long been a supporter of MDC, providing funding for student scholarships as well.

Commissioner Souto serves as the Chair of the Miami-Dade Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs Committee; and is a supporter of the Agriculture, Horse and Cattle Show, where MDC Veterinary Technology students participate annually.

Veterinary technicians typically conduct clinical work in private practice under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian. As a veterinary technician, they help a veterinarian care for animals in a variety of settings, including clinics, zoos, research centers, and more.

A graduate of MDC’s Veterinary Technology program is eligible to sit for the Veterinary Technician National Exam and become a Certified Veterinary Technician. Upon graduation, the graduate will be able to perform a wide array of medical tests and procedures in several clinical settings from small animal, large animal, exotics and laboratory animals.

For more information, contact the School of Health Science, 305-237-4141,


WHAT:           Commissioner Souto to Present $5,500 for MDC Veterinary Tech Equipment


WHEN:           Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2 p.m.


WHERE:         Medical Campus, Bldg. 3, Room 3104B

950 NW 20th St.